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Old 09-26-2020, 03:06 PM   #1
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2015 Phaeton - Docking Lights Not Working

New to us 2015 Phaeton 40QBH. I can't get the docking lights to go on. Not sure if there is something else that needs to be done before pressing the dash switch. I tried key on and headlights on, but the docking lights were still not on. Looked at the front G6 Spyder panel but I am clueless how to tell if a breaker or fuse has tripped. There is no light lit on the G6 panel indicating any issues. So I don't know if I actually have an issue with the docking lights or it is operator error. I am assuming the four LED light aimed slightly rearward near each wheel are the docking lights as was the case in my prior coach. The owners manual indicates a fuse panel in the 3rd passenger side compartment, but I pulled everything out and crawled around and I can't find it.
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Does the engine have to be running with trans in reverse ??
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Does the engine have to be running with trans in reverse ??


I have no idea, my prior Newmar worked by the dash switch only. I assumed the Phaeton was the same.
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Skip may be right. I've only use mine one time backing into storage and I was in reverse and running.
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I will need to try that next time I run it since I am currently in the middle of winterizing. I spent a lot of time going through my manuals and have found no mention of it.
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Hi Bob,
Not sure how different the 2015 is vs the 2013 but on ours the dock lights have a 15A fuse in the outside compartment below the drivers seat. On our unit the dock lights worked as long as the ignition was on. I modified ours so I can turn them anytime.
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My docking lights work when the ignition key is on.
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Turned the ignition on this morning and lights work.



I think I put it in Aux last time rather than the run position, which is why they didn't work.




Thanks for all the input and help. I am sure other new owners will find this thread in the future because I still haven't found it mentioned in the documentation.
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